Well here's a series I picked up at the absolute last minute on a total whim. This is one of those series that I only plan on picking up for the first three issues, unless one of those three issues wows me. Will X get wowed here? Here's hoping.
I, Vampire #1:
What Happened: We have two 400 year old-ish vampires here, Andrew and Mary. Mary feels that the vampires should stop hiding and take over the planet as opposed to the aliens and masked men dominating the world, while Andrew feels they should continue living in the shadows. The two debate the topic for a while before sleeping together, because besides drinking blood, vampires LOVE to bang. Andrew wakes up and finds a note in Mary's place, telling Andrew that she was declaring war on the humans today. Outside Andrew finds a mess of corpses, and discovers they were the secret vampire army Mary was amassing. While Andrew tries to figure out what to do, the vampires attack a train-full of people.
The Good: You know what? I liked this issue! The story was well done, and even though these were new characters(to me at least), it was easy to understand their motivations. Andrew didn't want to victimize humans, Mary did. Simple. Add their obvious romantic attachment to each other, and you've got a winning formula. The art-style fit the story being told.
The Bad: I can't imagine this series has a long shelf-life... It's one vampire vs another vampire. When Mary gets staked, then what? How can a massive vampire attack occur in a world that boasts Superman, Wonder Woman and a plethora of other heroes?
The Verdict: What can I say? It looks as if I'll be sticking with this series for the foreseeable future. I definitely didn't expect that, but I guess life is full of surprises.
Score: 8 out of 10.That's a lot of vampires...